From a quick look at your webpage, it looks like you've been
out of school for five years, so your five years of coding Perl have been since getting out of school. Do you think
the ease with which you're picking up Python could be that
you're now more experienced with computer languages in general? Or could it be similar to the urge to rewrite code
that people have, but in this case you're kind of rewriting
the whole language that you're using. The grass is always
greener on the other side.
By the way, if you like simple syntax, why aren't you programming in Lisp? :)